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Visualizing the Effects of Dying Coral Reefs

by Michael McLaughlin
A map showing the contribution of coral reefs to nations' gross domestic products as a percentage.

Bloomberg has created a series of data visualizations demonstrating the destructive effects of warming ocean temperatures on coral reefs. For example, the visualizations show that northern reefs in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef lost nearly 30 percent of their shallow-water corals in 2016. The visualizations also highlight how many nations have economies dependent on healthy reefs, including the Maldives, where reef tourism and fishing contributes nearly 20 percent of its gross domestic product. 

Take a look.

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